Wednesday, 12 October 2011

RIP Dennis Ritchie The GodFather of C & Unix 1941-2011

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Isaac Newton once said he stood on the shoulders of giants. Dennis Ritchie was a giant whose shoulders people like Steve Jobs stood on.

Dennis Ritchie, Creator of the C Programming Language & UNIX is dead at age 70.....all programmers owe him a moment of silence! Read his biography at Wikipedia.


Pioneer of Computing Resting in Peace...
*Dennis Ritchie has graduated from Harvard University with degrees in physics and applied mathematics and has started began working at the Bell Labs Computing Sciences Research Center and received a Ph.D. from Harvard.
*He is the creator of the C programming language and a key developer of the Unix operating system, and as co-author of the definitive book on C, The C Programming Language

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* He is one of the pioneers of modern computing. The C language is still widely used today in application and operating system development


You don't know him ? He is the Father of C, without him Operating Systems(Windows, Apple) wouldn't be here, Games, Programs, Apps on your Apple, Android, wouldn't exist. Many say he is the Father of Computer Science, He has so many achievements..

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Dennis Ritchie (1941-2011). His pointer has been cast to void *; his process has terminated with exit code 0.

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